Mardi Growl Pet Parade & Party

Join The Fun at World's Fair Park

Dogs and dog lovers alike in Knoxville eagerly await the 11th annual Mardi Growl Pet Parade and Party to benefit Young Williams Animal Center. Thousands of spectators will gather in World's Fair Park March 5th, 2022 from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will begin at 11 am on Willow Ave in the Old City with a pet friendly parade and costume contest! Costumes in previous years have been really unique and impressive so get ahead of the game and plan now for you chance to win some awesome prizes!

At the Mardi Growl Pet Party in World's Fair Park, you will find over 60 vendors, food trucks, face painting, live music, and more! Make sure to stop by and see My Curious Canine and The Bark. We will be raffling off a free day pass to our new Indoor dog park and beer garden, The Bark.

Meet The Trainers

Events in Knoxville, like Mardi Growl, are a great time to get to know our wonderful dog training and indoor dog park staff. We are happy to discuss any of our services with you and answer any questions you may have. With all sorts of fun activities, good shopping, delicious food, and live entertainment, Mardi Growl is sure to please the dogs and their owners! Check out my safety tips below to ensure you have a fun and safe Mardi Growl.

Stay Safe!

When participating in any event with your pets...
  • Vaccinations should be current.
  • Make sure your pets are comfortable around large groups of people, dogs, crazy costumes and loud noises.
  • Bring water and waste bags.
  • Prepare for your pets' comfort (excessive heat or cold temps for example).
  • Limit participation of pets that are very shy or get stressed easily.
  • Make certain to have full control of the leash and your dog.
  • Use of retractable leashes should be avoided as they can break easily or cause injuries to others.

If you don't feel like your dog is ready for all the excitement at Mardi Growl, leave them at home where they can be comfortable and come see me about a personalized dog training plan or book a FREE Meet and Greet Today to make sure your dog doesn't miss out next year!


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Howloween is one of the best dog events of the year in Knoxville, TN. Howloween is a dog friendly, halloween themed event hosted by UT Gardens. This fun event with a spooky twist will include a judged costume parade with prizes, an expo of educational booths, pet businesses, and rescue groups, food trucks and more. There will be pet food drive to benefit Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (CAIT), which works to improve the lives of companion animals and reduce the homeless pet population in Tennessee by promoting humane education and spay/neuter initiatives. Please consider donating money, pet food or other items to support them in their mission. As you walk your dog around Knoxville's Howloween event you will find all sorts of toys, treats, gear, and maybe even your next rescue dog. Be sure not to miss the spooky costume contest and parade that begins at 2:30pm! If you have a great Howloween costume idea for your dog, sign up and you may just win all sorts of fabulous prizes.

Costume Judging Categories

  • Do(g) It Yourself - show off your DIY skills and win over the judges with a homemade costume.
  • Funny Bone - If you make the judges laugh till the cry, you might just have a chance at taking home first place in this category!
  • Bad to the Bone - Send shivers up the judges spines and have them running away in terror to take home first place in this category.
  • Pup Culture/ Character - Watch out for the paw-parazzi everyone will want a photo with your famous pooch! Will your dog be the biggest star?
Entry Fees and More Info

Our positive dog trainers are excited to see you at this year Howloween! Bring your best dog training questions and stick around for some giveaways. We can't wait to see you at Howloween! Can't wait to meet one of our trainers? Book a complimentary consultation today

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Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run

Show off your true colors at this year's Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run at the NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville! This fun-filled event includes a one mile run/walk (new this year) as well as the big 5K Color Run, so you and your dog can choose the pace that's right for you. All participants in either run will receive entry in the Pet Parade at no additional cost.

Check Out The Gallery Below

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Find photos from events and more on My Curious Canine's Facebook page.

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